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Golden Heavy Body – NEW COLORS


The first acrylic colors offered by GOLDEN, Heavy Body paints are known for their exceptionally smooth, buttery consistency. The Heavy Body palette includes the largest assortment of unique pure pigments in a 100% acrylic emulsion available to professional artists. These colors offer excellent permanency and lightfastness. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners, or dyes added.

Each Heavy Body color formula reflects the qualities of its pigment. Colors that tolerate a higher pigment load dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not allow as much pigment loading tend to have a glossier, more transparent, finish. Because Heavy Body colors contain no matting agents, the gloss of each color will be different.

For 2018, seven new light value colours add bright and convenient blends to what is already the most extensive palette in artists acrylic colours. These colours can be difficult to mix, requiring the slightest amount of pigment added to white. Now artists can find these same clean, bright mixes every time they paint.

Very popular when it was previously available, we had to discontinue Cobalt Teal when the pigment became unavailable. The launch of QoR watercolours helped us discover a new pigment supplier, so we can bring this very desirable single-pigment colour back to Heavy Body Acrylics. The Phthalo and Titanium blended Teal will remain available.

We continuously test our products to make sure we’re providing the best materials available to artists. Recent tests reveal that the pigments PY3 and PY73, used in our Hansa Yellow Light and Hansa Yellow Medium formulations no longer meet ASTM Lightfastness standards. To provide the bright and lightfast yellows artists need we are introducing Benzimidazolone Yellow Light and Benzimidazolone Yellow Medium across all acrylic colour lines in 2018. The pigments used in these new colours are solidly within ASTM Lightfastness I rating. Using the full chemical name allows us to differentiate these yellows from competitive offerings, reinforcing our commitment to science and finding the highest quality pigments. The lightfastness rating on our Hansa Yellow labels will change to Fair once test results are verified, but these colours will still be available to artists in open stock displays.


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